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What to Do If Your Home Has Rain Damage

7/7/2019 (Permalink)

Floor fans in standing water in a concrete basement Rain can infiltrate your home and cause flooding like it did here!

Every now and then, we have major rain events; some even result in significant flooding. But you don’t need to experience heavy rain for water to infiltrate your home. If you have a crack or other weakness in your home’s roof or structure, even light rain can lead to water damage. If a storm causes water damage inside your property, you’ll need to take certain steps to clean and restore the damaged areas.

Cleaning Up Water Damage in Your Home

If rain gets inside your home, it should be treated like any water damage situation. This includes addressing the cause of the problem and calling a professional water damage mitigation company.

  1. Address the cause of the leak. Before you can actually clean up the damage, you need to resolve the source. For example, if water is entering through a crack, you’ll want to have it patched. In some cases, there isn’t an immediate fix, and you may need to wait for professional help. In these cases, wait until the storm has stopped before calling a water mitigation company. They may be able to help or point you in the right direction.
  2. Call a water mitigation company. If you have substantial water damage, you’ll need professional help to clean and restore the affected areas of your home. A water mitigation company like SERVPRO of Iredell County can extract the water, dry wet materials, and restore damaged areas of your home. This is especially important because they can help you prevent mold growth.

Hire Your Local Cleanup Professionals

Rain can cause unpleasant situations, but you don’t have to handle it alone. A water mitigation company can help you completely restore your water-damaged home and make it “Like it never even happened.” So if you live in the Mooresville area and have water damage, call SERVPRO of Iredell County today at (704) 872-7466!

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